Table 2

Intent-to-treat comparative analysis of the outcomes of study patients distributed in two arms: empirical treatment and targeted treatment

Outcome parametersEmpirical treatment (n=89)Targeted treatment (n=88)p Value
Death01 (1)0.50
Clinical relapse2 (2)4 (5)0.44
Admission to the intensive care unit1 (1)01.00
Length of hospital stay, days7.1±3.87.1±4.00.97
Readmission2 (2)4 (5)0.44
Adverse events16 (18)8 (9)0.12
Length of antimicrobial treatment, days10.5±1.310.8±1.60.83
Length of intravenous treatment, days5.0±2.65.2±3.10.55
  • Data are presented as mean±SD, or number of patients (percentage).